Can Women Scientists Balance Family and Successful Careers? A Talk at BNL

Mina Bissell

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Mina Bissell, a distinguished scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and well known for her contributions to breast cancer research, will give a talk, “Wife, Mother, Scientist — Or is it The Other Way Around?” at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Wednesday, September 18, at 4 pm in the Physics Department Conference Room, Building 510. During her talk, Bissell will discuss how women can balance their family responsibilities and still have a successful career in research.

The talk is sponsored by Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) and Brookhaven Science Associates; it is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Visitors to BNL 16 or older must carry photo ID.

Bissell is a pioneer in the study of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function with special emphasis in breast cancer, where she has changed some established paradigms.  In her talk at BNL, she will address the age-old question — why do we get cancer? For years, conventional belief was that cancer begins solely by DNA mutation that causes cells to run amok and replicate chaotically. For 30 years, Bissell has conducted research that has proven that cancer also lies outside of the cell and is caused by the interaction between cancer cells and the surrounding cellular microenvironment.

To learn more about Mina Bissell, click here.

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